Media & Entertainment Insights
  • Questions Are Obsolete - The Information Is Out There

    2 May 2017 | UK | Media

    Dmitry Bagrov, Managing Director of DataArt UK, contributes an article to Huffpost Tech UK, exploring the implications of widely accessible personal information on political tactics as well as other areas of our lives.

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  • Utilizing Blockchain Technology to Improve Music Copyright Management

    24 April 2017 | Blog

    As the music industry adopts new technological solutions, the tracking and distribution of song usage continue to pose significant challenges, with a lack of transparency and accuracy that can result in copyright owners missing out on royalty payments from various mediums. Blockchain...

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  • A Peek Into Music Industry "Windowing"

    19 April 2017 | Blog

    Last week the news broke that Spotify had entered into a multi-year global license agreement with Universal Music Group (UMG) to provide the record label's artists with access to a "flexible release policy" for their albums. This sure generated a lot of chatter in the music community. Known...

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  • Flourish or Fail? The Future of Smart Contracts in the Music Industry

    10 April 2017 | Blog

    What if we could replace antiquated physical contracts execution to fit with the new digital music age and real-time commerce? Well, today we can and the technology is known as smart contracts. Just as the blockchain has emerged to claim its place as the new financial instrument of the future, smart...

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  • How Virtual Reality Could Reshape the Future of Concerts and Live Events

    3 April 2017 | Blog

    The allure of attending a live concert has always been the fact that you can get up close and personal with the band and their music.  You are a fan, and that immersive live-music experience far overshadows listening to digital download or album from your favorite artist. Times are changing, however...

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  • Music Discovery and the Magic of Sync Placements

    29 March 2017 | Blog

    You might be surprised to learn that the mood setting songs and background music featured on your favorite TV shows, movies, commercials, sports and video games are highly sought after paid placements for artists to gain exposure and generate income. No longer considered ‘selling out', it seems...

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  • SXSW: When All Roads Lead to Austin

    23 March 2017 | Blog

    Last week, the DataArt Media & Entertainment team flew to Austin, TX, to take part in what is undoubtedly the biggest event the industry has to offer – South by Southwest (SXSW) – where both newcomers and leaders of the industry engage in conference sessions, a trade show, a start-up...

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  • Albums, Singles or Playlists? How Consumption Patterns are Changing

    17 March 2017 | Blog

    We are in an age where music consumption patterns are changing. Just as any other aspect of the music business, they follow the evolution of the industry based on the consumer behavior. Singles once were the driving force behind record sales, until cassettes and later CDs gave the pedestal to...

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  • Will AI Take Over Musicians Jobs?

    13 March 2017 | Blog

    Is the future destined to be a vast wasteland of musicians cast aside with artificial intelligence (AI) and bots taking over control of the artistry of composing music? It's clear that over the next few decades there are going to be big leaps in AI and robots, and these will...

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  • Have the Tables Turned? The Rise of Vinyl or Fall of the Downloads?

    6 March 2017 | Blog

    The tables have turned with a revival of interest in vinyl records following a decade of digital music dominance. Whether through efforts made by musical purists, trendsetting nostalgic hipsters or initiatives such as Record Store Day, the LP resurgence appears to be a big hit as sales of LPs,...

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